The Revenant: a flawed masterpiece?

The Revenant has quickly become one of the most talked about films of the past decade. From it’s raw and visceral violence, it’s artistic directing and it’s big name cast. But does it deserve the massive response it has received? Or does the Oscar buzz flatter what is nothing more than a shallow interpretation of a great story.A Brief Outline The Revenant is based on a novel of the same name, telling the not-so-true story of Hugh Glass. The film is set in 1823 and follows the story of Hugh Glass, a fur-trapper and frontiersman who is left for dead…

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The hateful eight, should it be considered a flop?

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight stars an ensemble cast of some of the best actors to have worked with Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth to name a few, but is the star power alone enough to sell this movie? Samuel L Jackson in one of his most memorable roles yet.In short, No, not when compared to some of Quentin’s other films. Whilst the film did more-than double its modest budget of $44 million, Tarantino’s last two films 2009’s inglorious basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained both managed well over $300 million at the…

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